Lemon Asparagus Pasta on a plate.

Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta - perfect weeknight dish to welcome the Spring! Comes together in under 30 minutes!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 264 kcal
Author Anna


  • 6 oz bow tie pasta uncooked
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 10 to 15 pieces asparagus spears washed, trimmed, cut into 2"
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • zest from half Meyer or regular lemon
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste
US Customary - Metric


  1. Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package. Drain and keep warm.
  2. In a large skillet, heat up oil over a medium heat.
  3. Add asparagus and saute until soft, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and stir it in. Cook for 30 seconds.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together milk and cornstarch.
  6. Add the milk mixture to the sauteed asparagus, gradually, 1/4 of a cup at a time, stirring constantly. Let the sauce thicken before adding more milk. Repeat until you use all the milk.
  7. Add lemon zest and cook for 30 seconds.
  8. Add pasta and toss to coat it with the sauce.
  9. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 260mg7%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 151mg15%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.